|One of the three chimneys has
the color applied. The finish coat is white Portland cement, lime and
silica sand. Color is #1100 from Expo stucco. Note our typical drip cap at the
||The color goes on the front.
|The chimney "shoulder" is covered with
flagstone. The stone isn't porous and is more reliable than stucco. You
may have seen this on our other chimneys.
This is view from the bottom. I hope you can see what is going on. The stone protrudes for a good drip edge.
The flagstone is the covered with plastic
before the finish goes on.
|Here's a view of the chimney showing the 3 step band and the
drip cap at the top.
||The wall behind the kitchen is also scored to
look like limestone block. Here,
finish coat is troweled to a stone like look and feel.
|Another arch surround with a
is added on the front. Some of the windows
have a three step SOLID stucco sill.
|The stucco projects about an
inch below the bay window to prevent water from running back on the
|Electric meter is also flashed.
Water will get
behind these, too. I think the electric companies should come up with a different color besides battleship grey.
|As usual, coins are embedded on
the top of the chimneys. I
used dollar coins. Maybe
someone will climb up and see these one day.
|Note how the ends of the sills
project past the sides of the window surrounds. This is not only
for appearance, but to deflect water away from the bottom of the window.
|Thick band has a dramatic
Now you can see what the downspout chases were for, if you visited the last update.
important: The small slit in the gutter helmet wasn't big
enough for the volume of water running off this big steep roof. A hole
is cut in the gutter helmet.
||The hole is covered with a piece of
gutter guard. Note how our kick out flashing
keeps water from running between the gutter and the wall. We fixed a chimney in Reston that had this same problem, but already had developed rot behind the wall.
|We stuccoed the retaining walls
as well, after filling in the joints in the flagstone.
||Putting on the finish in back.
This was a big house and took a long time. I hope to get more like it